Costa Rica has many incredible eco resorts on offer for visitors to the country. After all, it’s an absolute haven for proponents of ecotourism and nature lovers. National parks, wildlife refuges, forest reserves – the country is full of places to go. Hands up to the Costa Rican government, over 25% of the country’s land is protected against future development! If you’re thinking about venturing to this beautiful country we have some of the top recommendations for you top eco resorts in Costa Rica that we think you will love!


Eco Hotels in Costa Rica

6 Top Eco Resorts in Costa Rica

1. Hotel Belmar, Monteverde

300 meters east of the gas station, Provincia de Puntarenas


Located in Costa Rica’s lush cloud forest this luxury hotel, the Hotel Belmar is about as sustainable as a hotel can be! Chalet rooms in the middle of the forest, delicious farm to table Costa Rican cuisine, a spa, a juice bar, a tea room, options to practice yoga and guided walks on the scenic trails surrounding the hotel, this place is an absolute gem.



2. Leaves and Lizards Retreat, Arenal Volcano

500 Meter sur de Super Kike, Alto Monterrey, La Fortuna


Discover nature and have an experience of a lifetime at Leaves and Lizards Retreat. This place has it all. Unique cabins, breathtaking views of the Arenal Volcano, horseback riding to name a few.


Located on its own working farm, the served food is as fresh as you can imagine. Oh and let’s not forget its 5 star rating from Eco Hotels of the World.



3. Kura Design Villas, Uvita de Osa

Uvita de Osa, Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica, Uvita, 00011


Kura Design Villas, a uniquely designed boutique hotel has a wide range of sustainability initiatives. Our favourite thing about staying here is its L-shaped infinity pool from where you can catch breathtaking views of Ballena Marine National Park.



4. Rancho Pacifico

1 Rancho Pacifico Road, Provincia de Puntarenas, Uvita, 00000


Another hotel devoted to eco-conscious tourism, this time situated in a tropical rainforest at almost 2000 feet above sea level with views of the Pacific Ocean, Rancho Pacifico describes itself as ‘Costa Rica’s finest adults-only luxury boutique resort’.


With spa options, world-cuisine inspired dining with a healthy, organic menu, this place is a once in a lifetime must visit. Treat yourself to a luxury suite with an ocean view and spend your days hiking to the waterfall, in the spa or one of the many beautiful beaches nearby. Heaven…



5. El Silencio

708 Alajuela Province alajuela, Bajos del Toro, 20101,


If you’re looking for something a bit closer to the city of San Jose or nearby the airport but still without a city vibe then El Silencio is perfect. El Silencio is rated 5 Green Leaves by Costa Rica’s Sustainable Tourism Office. It is 500 private acres of beauty being surrounded by amazing waterfalls and cloud forests.


Its architecture is stylish, the views are splendid and it offers both riverside suites and private villas of the mega luxury kind. Trails to beautifully waterfalls, coffee tours, volcano day trips or a massage in the spa are some of the many ways to spend your days at El Silencio.



6. Hotel Punta Islita, Playa Islita

160 Punta Islita Beach, Guanacaste Province, 50201

Hotel Punta Islita is last but not least on our list of the best eco resorts in Costa Rica. Perfect for couples or families, Hotel Punta Islita is one of our favourite eco-luxury beach resorts in the country. They offer the perfect combination of options that enable you to get away from it all including art sessions, horseback riding, cooking lessons and even zip-lining!


We recommend you combine your stay at these incredible eco resorts with some glamping in Costa Rica too – there are some awesome eco-friendly options out there!